WCoFF NEWS Desk

    Article Added: 07 Jan 2018

    The ex-London Firefighter John Nadal, known for his book London’s Fire Stations, has published two new volumes entitled London’s Fire Engines. With a total of 624 pages, copiously illustrated, the two volumes are a substantial contribution to documenting the history of London’s fire appliances. Volume 1 spans early manuals and horse-drawn appliances to machines in use at the sta ...

    Article Added: 05 Jan 2018

    The Order of St John, formally the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of Saint John of Jerusalem and also known as St John International, is a royal order of chivalry first constituted in 1888 by royal charter from Queen Victoria. It evolved from a faction of the Order of Malta that emerged in France in the 1820s and moved to Britain in the early 1830s, where, after operating under a successi ...

    Article Added: 03 Jan 2018

    FROM today, two additional fire engines will be available in daytime hours in rural areas of the county. Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service has reallocated resources to provide the extra cover in areas where on-call fire engines are not available. The aim is to reduce attendance times to fires and other emergencies and to provide a resource to carry out fire prevention activity. The roaming ...

    Article Added: 30 Dec 2017

    ORDERS OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE King George V created these honours during World War I to reward services to the war effort by civilians at home and servicemen in support positions.The ranks are Commander (CBE), Officer (OBE) and Member (MBE).They are now awarded for prominent national or regional roles and to those making distinguished or notable contributions in their own specific areas of activ ...

    Article Added: 23 Dec 2017

    Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service’s new Chief Fire Officer Glenn Askew is focused upon reform and modernisation and his goal is for the communities of Devon and Somerset to receive the best, most efficient and effective fire and rescue service, ultimately keeping people safe and saving lives. Having started his fire service career with Cornwall County Fire Brigade in 1990, Glen ...

    Article Added: 20 Dec 2017

    In this, my first article in my new position as the FIA’s FIRESA Council Chairman, I wish to use the opportunity to draw attention to the constructive and consultative work our council carries out in its role as the voice for all suppliers to Fire & Rescue Services and associated parties. To justify its existence, it is vital for any trade body to have identifiable ‘raisons d&rsqu ...